Rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight pleads to manslaughter days before murder trial

Toby Graves
September 21, 2018

The AP reports that Knight pleaded no contest to a charge of voluntary manslaughter in the case, which was part of a plea deal he struck with prosecutors. One of the men, Terry Carter, died from his injuries.

Per his agreement, the star is expected to serve 28 years in state prison at the Department 101 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center starting on October 4.

Two other criminal cases against Knight will be dismissed at sentencing.

Death Row Records head Suge Knight pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in court on Thursday.

During Thursday's hearing, Knight, wearing orange jail attire with his arms and legs in chains, answered Judge Ronald Coen's questions, loudly and quickly saying "no contest" when the judge asked for his plea.

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Knight's attorney, Al DeBlanc, first contacted the Los Angeles County district attorney's office about a possible plea deal Wednesday, according to Lillian Carter, the victim's wife. Knight reportedly fled the scene of the incident before authorities arrived.

Suge Knight is going to prison.

Months later, rap artist Christopher Wallace, known as Notorious B.I.G. and signed to a rival record label, was shot to death in Los Angeles.

However, Knight will get credit for time served, knocking down his sentence to about 25 years. Shakur's slaying remains unsolved.

These current charges carried had Knight staring down the barrel of a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

Knight was released from prison in April 2001.

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